Thursday, February 28, 2008

A new day dawning

Ok so I apologize for my end rant. But I do have cute kids right?????? I have been feeling a bit like my best isn't near good enough lately. Not anything earth shattering. Thank you for the commment......I needed the hug!

Ok so it is a new day, and while I am bit down in the gulley still it is ok. I want to take inventory on this month. My goals were to do 2 angels....I did 4 this month. To do the sleeves from the sweater from he!!, I finshed the sweater It is fineto!!. I did not however turn the heel on the jaywalkers.....I in fact don't even know where the jaywalkers are to be honest......I think they are in hubby's car somewhere.......his car resembles the front yard on the Sanford and Son show. He is a born pack rat....drives me nuts cause I am the oppostie unless we are talking yarn....but that is TOTALLY different (right ladies?). So that is that. But in addition to those projects, I knit 2 chemo hats for a friend with breast cancer, 1 Odessa hat for my daughter, and a knitters basket that I have no idea what I will do with!!! And I am about 5/8 done the Celtic bag from interweave.
My friend has sent me 3 skeins of yarn and would like a few more chemo hats which I am happy to oblige her with...more than happy actually!

March Goals
Finish Celtic Bag
Finish Jay walkers (if I find them)
Knit 3 more chemo caps
2 angels
log 20 hours of walking or some form of a$$ moving
not kill my kids!!!!

That's it for march, aside from becoming another year older too! Blah......I was a green baby! Drink some green beer for me!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

More FO'S and kids galore OMGosh R we from Mars??? And ramblings about sadness.

This is Shyanne's hat, she fell in love with the chemo caps I made for Holly. It looks really cute on her I must say!

THese are the angels I made for another friend and her sister, one will have a children with diabetes support ribbon in it's hands, her daughter is 3 and in Bud's class, and she has diabetes. She is a wicked trooper UNBELIEVABLE actually and her parents handle it amazingly well too. THey have 3 other children as well. THe other angel is for the mother's sister who is in a relationship with someone with a 7 year old son who is battling leukemia! YIKES!!!!

This is the FO of the Inishman that almost kicked my tush!!!!

All in all it came out well!!!

This is the second chemo cap for my friend. The pic of Shy is AWFUL but she would not relax!!

THis is what I fought to get what I got!! :) She is sch a dork!

Bud as himself!!

Bret as Shy's dress up doll!!

Ummmm BUD-dina

Shy and Bud played in Shyannes room all morning one morning quietly it was was a wee bit less than impressed with the results :)

Bretty spaghetti

Shy Fry Godiva

Bud-dina doing the macerena.

Curtsy curtsy

Now for the ramblings...........just because I give up, unwillingly, but I give up. I have to for my sanity.

My family, I love my family and everyone in it. I am going through an episode with one of my family members. She used to read the blog, I don't know if she still does or not. At this point it does not matter because everything I do makes things worse, no matter if it is directed at her or not. I am an adult. I am saddened because she will not confront me with her anger. What happened??? Well she is away going to school, she left some odd away messages on her IM and when I spoke with her several times on the phone and on the IM, as well as playing online cards with her she was off. I asked her DIRECTLY what was up and she continually just said nothing, it is stress or whatever......some of what she was saying had to do with what I considered to be possible health problems.....I stewed on it for a week or better, while continually trying to get info out of her with no luck. Then one day I was cleaning at the center and MY NIECE who also happens to be her friend came in and I helped her carry some boxes into the class room and then I asked her how she thought this person was doing......we started talking MUTUALLY about things we were worried about, I left that conversation feeling a bit better and like perhaps I was looking too deeply, but still concerened. Well from there all I can do is guess what happened, I think my niece went and told my family member everything that was discussed on both parts but made the whole convo seem like it came from me. Anyhow I thought NOTHING more of this conversation until my family member (let's call her F1) started giving me the cold shoulder, ignoring my family and just being really really OFF. Anyway this bugged me, every once in a while a glimpse of normalcy would come through and I would think it was all my mind.....then I had a convo with a mutual friend who reluctantly told me something was up so I wrote F1 a long letter apologizing for WHATEVER I had done, and asking for her to confront me, scream, yell whatever.....and saying no matter what I love her, but I can't with 3 kids dwell on it so for the time being she would get what she gives, meaning if she ignores me I will ignore her apparently that made it much worse.......but whatever.....I took her off my IM list because I couln't handle seeing her around. Well I put her back on a week or so ago, hoping that she might speak while she was on vaca. We went away the other day and hinted we needed a dog sitter, because I was hoping a friend would return a favor (which she offered but we had found a better nephews watched the dogs) it had NOTHING with her. Came back home yesterday after a good night away with the kids altho Bret was in a head on collision but that is a whole nother story. So while I was on concussion watch I did laundry and cleaned the house and left a msg saying something about the dogs doing well with the new sitter cause the boys are on my IM list.......I had thanked them and told them to look at my away msg...they thought it was cool . Well this AM she is pissed because she thought it was a stab at her. I lov ethe kid to death but she obviously thinks the world revolves around her. I am at a stand still. I am comfortqable with where I left things....but she obviosly has a chip on her shoulder. I am going to take her back off my list so that I no longer see her msgs first thing in the am and she can no longer see my msgs, cause obviously thinks my msgs all pertain to her, and I am tired of causing more damage to a toxic situation. I am a good person, I did nothing to intentionally hurt her and I still am not sure why she is so pissed. If you are reading this I love you, and am a phone call, a drop by or an e-mail away. I truley do wish you would clear the air, even if it is just to say FU I don't ever want to speak to you again. Get it out there and friggin own it. Instead of doing what you are doing now............this is stupid! What I have learned from this situation.....I am not allowed to talk to friends or family about mutual friends or family when I am concened, I am not supposed to clear the air, and as much as you THINK you know someone you don't. Did I miss anything?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Help ME PLEASE!!!! I am mystified!

Ok so here is the success! Here is the tri fold moebius basket. I am not as happy with this one as I am with the first one which you will see in a future picture. I knit this simply to teach a few ladies how to do the cast on, which is easy but different, and tricky at the same time.

Now here is the 20 question time.....please send me some traffic, or the right answer!!! This sweater I knit for my gorgeous daughter, is now too small........:( It needs lengthening. I know it is possible but I really just can't figure out how to do it so it looks best. I know I have posed this question more than once. BUt I am finishing up my Inishman and this is the next thing I am going to tackle!! HELP Send me some knitters!!

As you can see it is a fairly simple pattern.......I am going to swatch the cable and then see if I can reverse it....I don't think it will look right I think there will be a jog in the pattern......the other thing I was wondering if was possible was to take out the ribbing and then knit like 6 inches of the ribbing and pattern and then kitchener it on???? Graft it there a difference?

Here is the Inishman!! As you can see front ad back is done, and sleeves are being worked 2 at once and the increases are done....I have about 4 inches of sleeve and then the saddle shoulders....I am realy getting there WOOHOO!!!!

This is the true color.

This shows the patterns better!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Pictures Later

Ok so I have no pics to show today......why? Cause I am lazy!!! Cause I have 3 kids and I am busy working too many jobs.

But I am knitting! I am now on to the sleeves of the Inishman! It is beautiful, but my goodness it feels like I have been working on it FOREVER!!! I have a second knitters basket completed, and I am knitting on a pair of jaywalker socks in my space dyed handspun!

Goals for this the short month???

To get the sleeves done.

To get to the turning of the heel on the Jaywalkers.

To knit 2 angels

That's may not seem like alot BUT DUDES you MUST remember I have a 7 year old, a 3 year old and an 18 month old. I have 6 jobs......LITERALLY, this is not an exxaggeration. I would like to actually accomplish my goals this month!!

Oh yeah and I would like to post once a week!